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April 14, 2020

72 fraudsters arrested

National

April 14, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar on Monday expressed resolve to fight embezzlement and fraudsters on the ground in the process of distribution of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme.

Till Monday, Rs25.68 billion Ehsaas Emergency Cash has been disbursed in the last 5 days and 2.095 million low income families have been supported through the cash distribution. In this process, on several complaints by the people, 36 looters have been arrested in Punjab, 26 in Sindh and 10 in KP for illegally deducting money from the cash paid to deserving people under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme.

Overall 64 FIRs have been registered countrywide against 72 fraudsters. According to reports, the arrests were made after complaints were received by beneficiaries of the programme. Detainees have been handed over to local police for further action. They would be dealt according to the law.